Are wood-burning biomass power plants a climate solution — or scourge? To explore the pros and cons of biomass, Sea Change Radio Co-Host Francesca Rheannon hosted a debate between Bob Saul, head of domestic land acquisition with GMO Renewable Resources, and Chris Matera, founder of Massachusetts Forest Watch.
This week, Sea Change Co-Host Bill Baue speaks with Benito Diaz of the University of the Andes in Venezuela. Diaz edits the journal Cayapa, an indigenous term for mutual benefit — a notion that encapsulates the philosophy of the social economy. And later in the show, Baue provides the Sea Change ViewPoint commenting on the new Walmart Sustainable Product Index.
We talk with food editor Tom Philpott of Grist.org about the impact of the farm lobby on the climate and food safety legislation. And Lisa Hamilton discusses food policy from the perspective of the small farmer. Her book is Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness. Continue reading
Sea Change Radio explores on-the-ground work in green collar jobs and energy efficiency retrofits. Francesca Rheannon speaks with Patricia Moss, Project Manager of Groundwork Springfield, and the Green Team of teens and young adults working in green jobs. And Bill Baue speaks with Adin Maynard, Director of Operations at Cozy Home Performance, about the company’s participation in the Weatherization Assistance Program for low-income homeowners and its move into deep energy retrofits for mid- and upper-income homeowners.
“If you spend money on clean energy project, what happens in terms of effects on employment?” That’s the question Bob Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts seeks to answer in a pair of new reports in its Green Economics program.